If each side of a tetrahedron is an equilateral triangle painted white or black, five distinct color patterns are possible: all sides white, all black, just one side white and the rest black, just one side black and the rest white, and two sides white while the other two are black. If each side of an octahedron is an equilateral triangle painted white or black, how many distinct patterns are possible?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I was able to come up with a good answer but I'm not sure if its right or not.

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# Octahedron problem

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